In order to find material for the Valentine’s posts, I have been watching romance anime and dramas, while also reading countless manga and playing numerous otome games. While all of this is fine and all, I’ve noticed that I’m starting to fall into this bottomless hole that is romance stories. As a teen, I used to read romance and watch everything that is romantic comedy, but for some reason, I stopped having interest in this (I don’t know why).
I started to know this due to the fact that I am willingly and continually reading, watching, and playing this genre. It made me realize how much I love watching fictional couples getting together and their struggles before and during that road in being a couple. I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 3 years already (I keep on thinking that it’s two because I’m still confused with time) and I have been really neglecting that part of me that loves this genre. He and I have the same taste in many things so he loves romance manga, anime and asian dramas, so it wasn’t his fault that I haven’t been enjoying the genre itself (if you’re reading this, I love you!).
While the romance genre makes it hard for me to concentrate in class because I desperately want to know what happens next, I noticed that it’s helping me with my depression and I haven’t really gotten depressed in a while after I started to work on the material for the posts. This may seem random, but my love for romance is really genetic since my mom was a major romance novel reader- same with my aunt on my dad’s side. I remember how my aunt would have countless boxes filled with cheap romance novels (each were about $1). She would also lend me every now and then a specific romance novel of which I still have about 2-3. My mom would literally snatch a romance novel that I would be reading from my hands and start reading it on her own- and then fangirl whenever something cute would happen.
Either way…as cheesy as it sounds, I feel like I managed to rekindle a part of me that I’ve been neglecting for a long time. Has that ever happened to you guys? Anyway.. That’s enough of me rambling about another random topic. Until the next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾